LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson updated the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.
Hutchinson announced a huge increase in daily positive COVID-19 cases, with over 1,000 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.
The majority of the new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas come from the following counties:
- Craighead (41)
- Crittenden (43)
Currently as of Thursday afternoon:
- 36,259 Arkansans have had coronavirus
- 28,864 recoveries
- Cumulative positivity rate is 8%
Hutchinson started the briefing by saying he reached out to State Sen. Jason Rapert and his family following the news of his positive COVID-19 condition, admission to hospital.